64 Slice CT Scan

This state-of-the-art imaging system provides high quality precise imaging from head to toe making it possible to detect abnormalities in any part of the body. Its high speed scanning reduces time, thus reducing patient discomfort during the imaging procedure.

Highlights:

  • With 40 mm of thin slice coverage, 64 Slice broadens horizons in cardiac imaging, pulmonary imaging, multi organ trauma evaluation and paediatric application to boost your clinical capabilities to the highest level attainable.
  • 1.62 m scannable range of the couch accommodates whole body scanning (upto 204 kgs) without repositioning.
  • "Dose Wise Design" delivers optimal dose efficiency without compromising on image quality.
  • Uses the patented "TACH Technology" which is a complete high-speed, multi-channel data acquisition system (DAS) in a single 8 mm x 8 mm chip.
  • Exclusive to Philips, the Rapid View Reconstruction Technique uses "Ultra High Resolution Matrices".

PATIENT GUIDE TO 64 SLICE CT ANGIO

What is unique about the 64 Slice CT Angio ?

The 64 Slice Computed Tomography Angio System is an advanced imaging system that scans your body from head to toe, in less than one minute. It helps accurately identify any abnormality.

The system uses X - rays to obtain cross-sectional images or "slice" of the targeted area. An electronic detector absorbs and measures the penetration and transmits the data to a computer system. The computer system calculates and analyses data from each detector and reconstructs multiple two-dimensional / three- dimensional cross-sectional images, which provide an accurate picture of the targeted area.

How is 64 Slice CT Angio beneficial to me ?

  • It is non-invasive and does not require any hospitalization
  • It is simple, painless and super fast (just under 1 minute to scan the whole body) and hence it reduces discomfort normally faced during conventional diagnostic procedures
  • The shorter scan time promotes comfortable breath holding, thus making this procedure ideal for people of all ages.
  • If you are in high-risk category, CT Angio scanning can identify deposits on the walls of the heart blood vessels and indicate your vulnerability to cardiac diseases.
  • For patients with confirmed cardiac ailments, CT Angio scanning can help periodically monitor the status of blood vessels without resorting to invasive procedures.
  • In case of non-cardiac chest pain, CT Angio can detect any other abnormality / body condition causing the pain to facilitate timely and appropriate treatment.

Who should undergo CT Angio Scan ?

Your doctor would advise you suitably.

In general, CT Angio is best suited for patients with atypical on non-cardiac chest pain or for them who are undergoing ECG tests and for people with one or more of the following risk factors:

  • Smoking
  • High Cholesterol/Blood Pressure/Diabetes
  • Overweight
  • Family history of cardiac diseases
  • Sedentary Lifestyle
  • CT Angio will be useful for pre-employment and pre-insurance checks also.

How does CT Angio help in preventive cardiac care ?

CT Coronary Angiography offers a non-invasive way to detect narrowed blocked vessels, your doctor can advise on how prone you are to coronary artery diseases

How is it different from the conventional cardiac check ?

Invasive conventional Angiography involves inserting a catheter through the groin or arm in to a artery in the heart. As against this, CT Coronary Angiography is a non-invasive outpatient procedure, which does not require any hospitalization or sedation and the whole examination including a calcium scoring is over in less than 20 minutes. The breath hold required is just 10 seconds making it accurate and near zero discomfort.

How is CT Angio useful to a patient who has undergone a cardiac procedure ?

It involves injecting a dye into a vein in the arm followed by an X - ray scan. After a series of computations, the images of the deposits on the walls of the blood vessels are formed on the screen. It is an outpatient procedures lasting under 20 minutes and the patient feels no discomfort.

How do I obtain the results of the CT Angio test ?

The results of the CT Angio scan with the Radiologist's comments will be passed on to your Cardiologist, who in turn will explain the details to you.

Are there any risk factors involved in doing a CT Angio test ?

Some minimal risks like radiation exposure and in some cases adverse reaction to the contrast agent could be there. But these are insignificant compared to the advantages of the CT Angio test.

For appointment and booking please contact:

Apollo Gleneagles Heart Centre

48/F, Leela Roy Sarani (Gariahat Road)
Kolkata - 700 019
Phone : 91 33 2461 8028/8451/9483/8079

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